Posts Tagged ‘ constitution ’

Another year, another tax bill, another McCaskill excuse

April 19, 2015
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Another year, another tax bill, another McCaskill excuse

Ah, April. One of Mother Nature’s best. With every shower the meadows get greener, the streams run faster, and each passing day gets us ever closer to those oh so glorious flowers in May. As a kid coming of age on a Kansas farm it meant the end to early morning cattle feedings and...

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Education belongs to the people, not Washington

April 12, 2015
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Education belongs to the people, not Washington

“I consider knowledge to be the soul of a republic, and as the weak and the wicked are generally in alliance, as much care should be taken to diminish the number of the former as of the latter. Education is the way to do this, and nothing should be left undone to afford all...

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Want a Happy 2016? Make 2015 a year of Constitutional resolve.

January 1, 2015
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Want a Happy 2016?  Make 2015 a year of Constitutional resolve.

It’s over.  For better or worse 2014 is officially in the history books. The annual barrage of “Best of – Worst of” columns and specials has ceased and once again we start a year anew. But before we begin making fodder for next year’s lists let us reflect upon the seeds sewn in 2014...

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Obama vs Clinton and a Constitutional Presidency

November 12, 2014
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Obama vs Clinton and a Constitutional Presidency

Mr. President:  It’s not the pitch, it’s the policy POP QUIZ:  Name the two most prominent successes of the Clinton Presidency.  (And the Presidential attempt at redefining what the word “is”, is doesn’t count.) For those of us of voting age during that time, welfare reform and a “balanced” federal budget sit atop the...

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Founding reason restored: SCOTUS got it right on Greece v Galloway

May 14, 2014
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Founding reason restored: SCOTUS got it right on Greece v Galloway

The Supreme Court sent a shockwave of terror through the political left last week when in its Town of Greece v. Galloway decision the court ruled that the town council’s practice of opening meetings with a prayer did not violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Headlines screamed: “Supreme Court Decision Rocks the Bill of...

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Friday Follies – Gov’t edition Part 2: Reid, Holder, FCC, M Obama and the 9th Circus of Appeals

February 28, 2014
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Welcome to Friday Follies, government edition, part 2.  It wasn’t planned this way but when you’ve got the likes of Michelle Obama, Harry Reid, Eric Holder, the 9th circus Court of Appeals and Obama donors over at the FCC pulling the levers of government power, I would be derelict in my duties if I...

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